Today In Country Music History: July 18

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garthbrooks3 Today In Country Music History: July 18
Jul 18, 2008: [lastfm link_type=""]Garth Brooks[/lastfm], clad in a Mets jersey, is a surprise guest at the final concert at New York’s Shea Stadium, singing “Shameless” with the night’s attraction, [lastfm link_type=""]Billy Joel[/lastfm]. Also making appearances: [lastfm link_type=""]Steven Tyler[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=""]Roger Daltrey[/lastfm] and[lastfm link_type=""] Paul McCartney[/lastfm]
Jul 18, 2002: The opening ceremonies from the Winter Olympics, featuring The [lastfm link_type=""]Dixie Chicks[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=""]LeAnn Rimes[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type=""]Rita Coolidge[/lastfm], receive eight Emmy nominations. “America: A Tribute To Heroes,” with The Chicks, [lastfm link_type=""]Faith Hill[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=""]Willie Nelson[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type=""]Reba McEntire[/lastfm], garners six
Jul 18, 2001: Faith Hill becomes the first act to play the 5,000-seat Casino Rama in Rama, Ontario, near Toronto. It marks Hill’s only concert appearance of the year
Jul 18, 1992: Dr. Homer Hardy is unable to call 911 when phone calls for Garth Brooks tickets jam the lines in Tulsa, Oklahoma. When his wife dies, Hardy files a $35-million suit against Southwestern Bell
Jul 18, 1909: Harriet Snyder born in Des Moines, Iowa. After marrying Ozzie Nelson, she co-stars in the TV series “The Adventures Of Ozzie & Harriet,” which provides a launching pad for the musical career of their son, [lastfm link_type=""]Ricky Nelson[/lastfm]

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